Coffee and food

Coffee and food

Visiting Fulham Market Hall

One of the greatest joys in my life is that every so often cafes and restaurants ask if I want to try their food. What do I love? Brunch. What do I really love? Free brunch. Anyway – that is to say that Fulham Market Hall asked if I wanted to come and try their […]

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Coffee and food

I can now make succulents out of jelly beans

Have you heard of Neff? When I was invited to a gingerbread making event a couple of weeks ago I, like you, were none the wiser about this mysterious Neff creature. The possibilities running through my mind included, but were not limited to: Neff: the High Wizard of the Ever Changing Fandango New Elephant Friends […]

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Coffee and food

How to get a seat in a cafe in London

My favourite time in London is 9:30am on a Saturday or Sunday. On a weekday London at 9:30am would be hyper-charged with men in suits, meandering tourists and walkers whose pace is a fraction too slow. But at the weekend, the streets of central London are empty. So empty in fact you would be forgiven […]

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Coffee and food

Tasting my entire gin collection in one day

I have what can be referred to as an ‘extensive’ gin collection. When I moved into my flat in 2016 the very first thing I purchased, before furniture or cutlery, was five bottles of gin. Then as I was travelling last year gin became my souvenir of choice since these days every city has a […]

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Personal

Guys, I’m happy to announce I’m going to be a millionaire

If you have seen me in the last week I will have told you the story of Baileys. More specifically I would have run up to you like an overexcited Pomeranian and forced you to sit as I regaled you with the tale of the Irish cream. This amazing story of tax, Soho and cream […]

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Coffee and food

The best gingerbread loaf you will ever have

Before I came to the UK the one thing I wanted Mum to teach me to make was her gingerbread loaf. It is the stuff of dreams, not just because of the sweet ginger flavour but also because it lasts for up to a week without going weird AND it can be frozen. This gingerbread […]

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